Museums & Technology

Five Questions (+2) with Stephen Vitiello: Sound Advice

July 31, 2014

In honor of the Nam June Paik birthday celebration, electronic musician and sound artist Stephen Vitiello will speak in American Art's Lincoln Gallery (3rd floor, East Wing) on August 1 at 5:30 p.m. Eye Level had a chance to check in with him and ask him about art, sound, and his interactions with Nam June Paik.

Listen In To Our America Podcasts

January 14, 2014

Artists Antonio Martorell and ADÁL record their podcasts There are just a few weeks left to see the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition features work...

Video Games: Now A Part of American Art's Collection

December 17, 2013

Flower (2009) by Jenova Chen and Kellee Santiago of thatgamecompany Though relatively new as a medium, the brief history of video games already includes several generations of both games and gamers. The rapid evolution of technology and the enormous cultural...

Hacking the Museum

November 21, 2013

Last weekend, the Smithsonian American Art Museum opened up its doors and its data to a group of enthusiastic hackers. We were looking for help re-imagining the digital interpretation in the museum's visible storage facility, the Luce Foundation Center for...


July 11, 2013

Cloud Music by Robert Watts, David Behrman and Bob Diamond (1974-79). © 1979, Robert Watts Estate, David Behrman, Bob Diamond. We often look up and imagine what clouds look like, but have you ever wondered what a cloud sounded like?...